Yoga for All Abilities

Specializing in Yoga for Children
and Individuals with Special Needs

Classes are online via Zoom, at the Smithtown Studio and schools or program locations.

Please contact us to schedule privates, group classes or to discuss your school or program’s needs. We will design a program or find the class that works best to serve you. All classes are open to the public.

Danielle Rae has been bringing yoga to children and individuals with special needs since 2010 and is considered an expert in her field. In 2018 she wanted to spread yoga and mindfulness to more students, so she created a Yoga Training for Special Needs which is registered by Yoga Alliance. All studio teachers are Special Needs Trained and were mentored by Danielle Rae.

Yoga Sessions

All Yoga sessions are by appointment only

Sessions will always be modified to work with the individual or group. 

Classes consist of yoga poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness, visualizations, affirmations, singing bowls, meditation and coaching to enable the student to access yoga tools when needed. 

30 Minute Session is appropriate for ages 5 and under
45 Minute Session is appropriate for children, teenagers and special needs individuals
60 Minute Session is appropriate for teenagers, adults and special needs individuals

Private Session

30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$90
60 minutes
$120

Semi-private Session

45 minutes,
2-4 students
$45 per student
60 minutes,
2-4 students
$60 per student


Special Needs Yoga Training

20 Hours CE 

Class is being modified to live stream. Spring dates will be announced soon. Email Danielle to receive updates about the training.

$795, payment plan available

$695, early bird special

Creator and teacher: Danielle Rae Bonfanti ERYT, RCYT

Do you work in the special needs field, have a special needs individual or are a yoga instructor looking to serve this wonderful community? 

Incorporating yoga, breathing and mindfulness will provide you with the tools needed to serve them. The training will cover teaching yoga to special needs students of all ages and abilities. A full understanding of the benefits of breathing, mindfulness, affirmations and yoga poses will enable you to incorporate yoga into the student’s life or facilitate a group or private class.

You will learn to coach students how to use yoga techniques and tools as strategies in everyday life. Skills will enable students to self-regulate, soothe, learn more efficiently, increase physical strength and flexibility, focus and be more balanced physically, mentally and emotionally. Typical students will also benefit from the skills learned.

Training is designed for special needs providers, caregivers, parents, teachers, yoga teachers and children’s yoga teachers.

If you are not a certified yoga instructor, one year of yoga practice is highly recommended. 

Training includes:

  • Understanding yoga and mindfulness for the special needs student
  • Learn how to coach your students and how to use yoga poses, meditation, mindfulness, breathing and affirmations in real life moments to self-regulate 
  • Pose break down, modification, physical benefits and emotional benefits
  • Teaching cue words, techniques, strategies specific to special needs
  • Brain balancing techniques
  • Visualization, meditations, mindfulness, partner poses, breathing techniques, games
  • Complete manual, adaptable lesson plans for group and private practice
  • Student observations during 3-day training

Mentorship opportunities are available after completing the training if you would like to be coached or to deepen your skills.


Yoga On Demand

Yoga for Kids

These playful and purposeful videos were created in 2015 to bring yoga, mindfulness and breathing to children of all abilities. Videos are available for purchase On Demand via Podia.

Watch preview of the Yoga Video

Free Yoga Videos

This Yoga for all Abilities video was designed for Danielle’s school programs and special needs students so that they could continue to practice during Covid-19. It is appropriate for children, and children and adults with special needs.